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Just In: Senator Ibrahim withdraws suit against APC, Aiyedatiwa


Senator Jimoh Ibrahim, representing Ondo South, announced that he has withdrawn his lawsuit against the All Progressives Congress (APC) and Governor Lucky Aiyedatiwa.

Senator Ibrahim had filed a suit at the Federal High Court Abuja challenging the gubernatorial primary election of the APC recently held in Ondo state.

He alleged that there was no voting in his Senatorial district and a significant portion of the state.

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In response to the suit, the executive of the APC in Igbotako Ward II, Okitipupa local government area of Ondo State, suspended Ibrahim from the party over alleged anti-party activities and insubordination.

However, Ibrahim stated at a press conference in the Senate that he withdrew the suit out of deference to President Bola Ahmed Tinubu, who intervened in the matter.

Ibrahim in his press statement in Abuja titled; “Presidential intervention and notice of withdrawal suit No. FHC /ABJ/ CS/588/2024,” said: “The suit is now withdrawn due to the intervention of President Bola Ahmed Tinubu GCFR.

“The president called me, had a meeting with me, and assured me that he will as the leader of the party improve on internal democracy within our party, and I will need to withdraw the case to enable him to chart a way forward.

“The governor of Ondo state, Lucky Aiyedatiwa, earlier visited my Asokoro residence for several hours after another unsuccessful visit to my hotel room in Akure.

“I cannot disobey the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria because the issue am fighting for is not personal.

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“It is simply to improve internal democracy to which the President has promised improvement. My respect for the President is absolute!

“Let me use this opportunity to thank Mr. President for the words of wisdom and encouragement during my meeting with him which lasted over one hour and his various interactions with me on the telephone during which he emphasized his commitment to internal democracy over and over again. Thank you, Mr. President.

“The withdrawal of this legendary suit coincides with the first anniversary of Mr President’s incredible performance in office, and this is my gift of the ‘cake’ of the first anniversary!”

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